Night of Waiting
Poem by Helen Losse, Art by Kees Terberg

—for Darrell Grayson

Everything startles,
and I jump in anticipation

with every message
in this night of waiting

in prayer, a lighted candle for hope.
I envision what might

stir a head from a pillow, a man
from his bed, convicted and ready

to act in an act of justice.  But only God
knows what will happen on tomorrow

to all of the presently living.